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Question: hypothyroidism and goiter

 tmt - Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:12 am

I have recently been diagnosised with hypothyroidism four months after the birth of my baby. I have a goiter. A couple of weeks ago I had a high fever then noticed swelling on my lower neck and shoulder area, golf ball size and soft no nodules. Any ideas? :?:
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:23 pm

User avatar Hello,

The association between thyroid gland dysfunction and pregnancy is commonly addressed.

The awareness of the disturbance in the thyroid function post-partum is increasing. It is commonly seen due to an autoimmune thyroid disease (4 to 7% of post-partum mothers).

Transient post-partum hypothyroidism is reported and occur three to eight months post-partum.

Undiagnosed thyroid problem may also worsen during pregnancy.

Consideration should be taken for proper management and to avoid complications.

Follow up with your doctor is essential
Best regards.

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